Meetings & Events
Easy to reach from Durham city centre, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham is perfect for both small business meetings and large eventsTel: +44 (0)191 372 7200 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With plenty of natural light and great views of the city, our meeting rooms and banqueting suite, The Auger Suite, are ideal for your Durham event. Our facilities include a lounge area with views of the cathedral, which is a beautiful backdrop for coffee breaks, and the majority of meeting rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the River Wear. There’s also a large, private function bar, which can be hired for your exclusive use.
- 11 meeting rooms spanning a total of 1,100 m2
- Accommodation for up to 400 guests in the largest room
- 207 bedrooms and suites
- Convenient location in the historic city and the town of County Durham, close to rail and bus links and 40 kilometers from Newcastle Airport
- Dedicated business centre with computer, fax services and access to a printer
- Free high-speed, wireless Internet access for all meeting delegates
- On-site car parking with 120 spaces
At Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham we offer great service and fantastic spaces that meet any requirement. Our food is innovative, inventive and created daily with your individual needs in mind.
The pre-event space is ideal for any function and also features a private bar. There is plenty of space to network between meetings and comfy furniture to relax or work from.
For those with extra time before or after meetings, Durham offers a host of attractions, shopping, bars and restaurants. The riverside location means that you can access the heart of the city centre on foot by crossing the river.
Radisson Blu is recognized by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) for leadership and innovative best practices in sustainable meetings’ solutions.
You can also earn valuable rewards for booking your next meeting or event with Radisson RewardsTM for Business, our unique hotel rewards program exclusively for meeting and event planners.
AVAILABLE FUNCTION ROOMS
- Auger 1 & 2 - 270.10 m²
- Auger 1 - 135.05 m²
- Auger 2 - 135.05 m²
- Seam - 76 m²
- Kirve - 17.80 m²
- Kist 1/Kist 2 - 37 m²
- Kist 1 & 2 - 17.80 m²
- Drift 1/Drift 2 - 37 m²
- Drift 1 & Drift 2 - 17.80 m²
- Cavil 1/Cavil 2/Cavil 3 - 17.80 m²
- Cavil 1 & 2/Cavil 2 & 3 - 37 m²
- Cavil 1, 2 & 3 - 65.28 m²
Auger 1 & 2
For large events, choose the Auger 1 & 2, which accommodates up to 400 guests in reception style, or up to 250 guests for a sit-down dinner. A private bar, dock room and pre-event space make this suite especially well-suited for weddings, product launches, exhibition space and large conferences. Auger can be split into 2 sections, both with a reception style capacity of 175 and banquet capacity of up to 70 guests.
Seam is a flexible space with a maximum capacity of 100 guests in reception style and 60 guests for a banquet. The space can be used for small weddings, meetings, dinners and social events.
Cavil, Kirst and Kirve rooms can be used for meetings, dinners and social celebrations such as baby showers or hen pamper parties. Cavil, 1, 2 & 3 can host 80 guests in reception style and up to 40 for a banquet. Cavil 1 & 2/Cavil 2 & 3 and Drift 1 & 2 can host 40 guests in reception style and up to 20 for a more intimate banquet. All the 7 spaces offer a range of set ups including cabaret, theatre and classroom styles that can be tailored for any event. They also come with a projector, screen and still or sparkling water.
We have it all covered for the perfect meeting or event.
DAY DELEGATE PACKAGES
All-inclusive Day Delegate Packages start from GBP 32Our Day Delegate Packages offer unbeatable value and make it stress-free to plan a conference or event with no extra costs.
ASSOCIATIONS, CHARITIES AND SPECIAL INTERESTS GROUPS
Flawless packages created for associations, institutions, charity events and special interest groups are offered with knowledge and key understanding.
We cater to the requirements of any sports group, from bedrooms to a sporting event.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham is trained in healthcare compliance and has a healthcare champion on site.
Book your training at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham to enjoy the perfect learning environment. Choose from 11 modern training rooms, all spacious and with flexible layouts to suit your training concept.
THE BEST NIGHTS IN DURHAM COME OUT OF THE BLU
Ultimate Party Nights
It’s time to party with live entertainment! Celebrate the festive season with friends and colleagues. Our red carpet awaits your arrival for a sparkling drinks reception followed by a delicious three course dinner. Party the night away with live entertainment and a great playlist from the DJ! £39.95 per person, available on selected Fridays and Saturdays in November and December.
DISCO PARTY NIGHTS
Eat, drink, be merry and dance! Stroll in off the red carpet and enjoy a drink in our pre-event bar followed by a superb three course dinner, then finish the night with a fabulous disco. £19.95 per person, available on selected Sunday’s in December.
EXCLUSIVELY YOURS PRIVATE DINING AND PARTIES
Can’t see something you fancy? We’re happy to organise an exclusive party for you! For as intimate as 8 people for set menu options, 25 for a buffet style and up to a maximum of 180 guests. So leave it to use to design a bespoke event for you! From £27.00 per person, available throughout December.
CHRISTMAS LUNCHES IN COLLAGE RESTAURANT
Christmas is all about excellent food, great company and a good time. Enjoy the quirky surroundings and chilled Christmas vibe in Collage every Thursday in December or come along to our festive ‘Last Friday’ Christmas lunch on 21 December. Enjoy a two course menu for £19.95 per person.
CHRISTMAS PARTY STAYOVER
Not to be missed after a night of partying, enjoy a Christmas cracker of a price from £79.00 per room (single or double occupancy) including our Super Breakfast Buffet. Quote XMAS18 when booking your Christmas party or lunch.
BRAIN FOOD: BOOSTING PERFORMANCEBrain Food brainfood has been developed by chefs and nutritionists to increase attendees’ concentration and reduce fatigue by stabilizing and maintaining blood sugar levels. Our menu focuses on locally sourced produce, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, which are prepared with minimal processing and natural sweeteners, providing benefits for meeting organisers and delegates alike.
From a working lunch to a 4-course banquet menu, our executive chef and his team will create a menu that works for you. Our buffet menu offers a diverse range of hot and cold selections. Choose from options such as freshly cut sandwiches, soup, salad, Mediterranean vegetable parcels, salmon skewers, Cajun spiced chicken platters and honey glazed ham platters. We also offer evening buffet menus and a range of banqueting menus to suit any type of meeting or event. Special dietary requests can be accommodated.
Proms and Graduation Balls
There are many moments to celebrate throughout the academic year and at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, we’re committed to helping you celebrate these in style. Our contemporary and spacious Auger Suite can accommodate up to 250 for dinner, along with a dance floor and stage, perfect for prom nights and student balls. Alongside the Auger, you’ll have exclusive use of the pre-event area complete with private bar, ideal for a drinks reception, photo opportunities and as place to relax during the evening.
We have a number of packages to choose from starting at £19.00 per person, with each including a red carpet arrival, hire of the Auger Suite and use of the pre-event area. Our dedicated and experienced team will tailor your package to suit your needs wherever possible.
Contact the team at 0191 372 7200 or email email@example.com to find out more about our packages.
Celebration of Life
Our private function rooms can accommodate small, intimate gatherings or larger, more formal affairs for up to 250 people with a private bar. Car parking is also available on site for up to 120 cars. We have a range of packages and prices available on request.